Government phases NHS doctors' pay award

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:395
  1. Linda Beecham

    The government has decided that the pay increases recommended for NHS doctors should be phased. The Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration last week recommended an increase of 3.8%; most doctors will receive 2.8% from 1 April and 1% from 1 December.

    The review body concluded that for most groups pay was broadly in line with comparable professions, but it recommended higher awards for doctors in the training grades. The increases will range from 5.3% for registrars and senior registrars to 6.8% for house officers and senior house officers. If the salaries were not phased this would give a scale from pounds sterling14880 at the bottom of the house officer grade to pounds sterling30260 at the top of the …

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